Coronavirus in USA: Case updates

Coronavirus is a type of zoonotic virus and can affect both animals and human beings. In December 2019, the first Coronavirus outbreak was reported in Wuhan, China. On 7th January 2020, Chinese health authorities declared that the outbreak of the respiratory condition had an association with a novel coronavirus, 2019-nCoV. The disease has now spread to over 215 countries with 95,484,666 confirmed cases.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease symptoms include fatigue, fever, general malaise, and dry cough. But apart from these general symptoms of coronavirus infection, other symptoms are individual patient-specific. Some Coronavirus affected patients have complaints of body ache, nasal congestion, sore throat, runny nose, and diarrhea. All these symptoms do not appear simultaneously, but at the initial stage, the mild symptoms appear, and gradually the condition become worsens. It can take up to 14 days for symptoms to appear.

The most recent update on coronavirus cases in USA

State Confirmed Cases Deaths Recovered Active Cases
Total          24,482,050          407,202          14,428,351          9,646,497
Alabama                422,598               6,120                221,961              194,517
Alaska                   50,296                  228                     7,165                42,143
Arizona                673,882             11,266                   91,604              571,012
Arkansas                271,154               4,311                241,926                24,917
California             2,994,519             33,593             1,268,521           1,692,405
Colorado                374,981               5,379                   84,063              285,539
Connecticut                223,422               6,594                   56,782              160,046
Delaware                   70,294               1,016                   18,851                48,219
District of Columbia                   33,851                  850                   23,456                   9,545
Federal Prisons                   49,048                  193                   42,088                   6,767
Florida             1,571,279             24,138                798,536              748,605
Georgia                815,995             12,296                369,134              434,565
Guam                     7,484                  127                     7,220                      137
Hawaii                   24,353                  322                   13,182                10,849
Idaho                155,554               1,607                   71,374                82,573
Illinois             1,068,829             20,050                838,648              210,131
Indiana                590,211               9,310                376,384              204,517
Iowa                304,910               4,323                265,927                34,660
Kansas                258,588               3,519                161,774              283,007
Kentucky                326,675               3,127                   40,541              283,007
Louisiana                368,980               8,203                298,614                62,163
Maine                   33,559                  511                   11,989                21,059
Maryland                326,445               6,567                     9,454              310,424
Massachusetts                470,140             13,652                358,012                98,476
Michigan                581,785             14,669                442,408              124,708
Minnesota                446,380               5,995                427,468                12,917
Mississippi                252,475               5,521                198,888                48,066
Missouri                471,497               6,821                159,895              304,781
Montana                   89,393               1,092                   83,154                   5,147
Navajo Nation                   26,383                  919                   13,531                11,933
Nebraska                181,978               1,837                124,963                55,178
Nevada                261,573               3,779                146,690              111,104
New Hampshire                   56,864                  933                   49,544                   6,387
New Jersey                627,221             20,477                324,013              282,731
New Mexico                163,637               2,932                   86,110                74,595
New York             1,275,196             41,004                506,041              728,151
North Carolina                674,637               8,083                521,475              145,079
North Dakota                   95,864               1,384                   93,020                   1,460
Northern Mariana Islands                        128                       2                          29                        97
Ohio                826,755             10,203                678,264              138,288
Oklahoma                354,979               2,987                311,883                40,109
Oregon                133,205               1,800                     6,575              122,608
Pennsylvania                772,747             19,346                578,950              174,451
Puerto Rico                149,353               1,703                   73,760                73,890
Rhode Island                104,443               2,005                     6,229                96,209
South Carolina                388,184               6,237                174,706              207,241
South Dakota                105,544               1,656                   99,226                   4,662
Tennessee                685,321               8,391                610,796                66,134
Texas             2,133,490             32,839             1,700,367              400,284
US Virgin Islands                     2,260                    24                     2,120                      116
US Military                196,598                  210                120,720                75,668
Utah                323,837               1,493                265,051                57,293
Vermont                   10,057                  163                     6,719                   3,175
Veteran Affairs                191,608               7,909                164,105                19,594
Virginia                439,305               5,729                   35,276              398,300
Washington state                292,154               4,001                121,952              166,201
West Virginia                108,821               1,776                   80,187                26,858
Wisconsin                521,794               5,451                490,043                26,300
Wyoming                   49,363                  522                   46,820                   2,021

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What are the Preventive Measures to Reduce the Spread of Coronavirus from person to person?

As the disease is spreading the preventive measures are very important. According to WHO, one should follow preventive measures

  1. Avoid air travel unless an emergency.
  2. Avoid public gathering.
  3. Hand Washing using the correct 20-seconds technique.
  4. Use of hand Sanitizers
  5. Maintain 1m or 3ft distance between yourself and a person who is sneezing or coughing.
  6. Stay home if you are not feeling well and contact your doctor.

WHO recommendations for people who have recently visited (last 14 days) or had exposure to areas where Coronavirus is spreading.

  1. If any symptoms of cough, headache, fever, runny nose: Self isolate by staying at home
  2. Avoid contact with others to reduce transmission.
  3. Use face masks if needed
  4. Call your doctor to inform you about your symptoms and your travel/exposure. They can direct you to the testing facility.

Who Should be Tested for Coronavirus?

People who have respiratory symptoms like cough, fever and live in areas where Coronavirus cases have been detected. According to CDC, any person who have had close contact with a laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 patient within 14 days of symptom onset, or a history of travel from affected geographic areas(see below) within 14 days of symptom onset.